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. faa furloughs, they just kicked in. some delays now appearing late yesterday in and is around new york. this st for the first time with travelers waiting more than an hour. delays were seen at other airports in the u.s. the faa furloughs affect 47,000 employees, including nearly 13,000 air traffic controllers. experts say the first real test is today when traffic increases and you remember, you saw all these stories, even last week saying the sequester doesn't matter. >> because a lot of the stuff hasn't kicked in. now, if things don't matter this week, then you can say they really don't matter. >> so this is the test one way or the other. we're going to talk to mike boyd about all this and more. >> in economic news, a business economist says washington's budget tightening is having a minimal effect on business. 93% of those surveyed say political developments had no effect if the first quarter and 95% say they had no impact on capital spending plans. among the biggest concerns, global economic conditions and the potential for further government spending cuts and the regulatory environ
an hour long. >> reporter: the faa is blaming the delays on across-the-board budget cuts which, it says, forced it on to furlough 15,000 air traffic controllers and other workers and were spacing out flights in the name of safety. several hundred flights delayed, less than the agency's prediction of 6,700 daily flight delays. but transportation secretary ray lahood warns abc, we might see an airplane apocalypse yet. >> we did not take into account weather activities. these delays could get extended beyond the 60 to 90 minutes. >> reporter: late monday, i decided to investigate the delays myself. taking a round-trip from miami -- not bad. taking off about 25 minutes late. to orlando -- it looks like we're about to take off about 50 minutes late. not too bad given the circumstances. and back. now, a lot of folks back in there gripe that probably the airports that the politicians and congressmen use, washington national, probably didn't have too many delays. it did. delays up to two hours. airline analysts say if this persists through the summer, we could see ticket prices start to rise. r
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